Treasury Accountant & Banking Team Leader– SSC– Caerphilly - Mater

DS Smith
Blaenau Gwent
16 Feb 2019
17 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a Treasury Accountant & Banking Team Leader to join the team to cover a 9 month maternity (possibly longer) at the Shared Service Centre.

As the Treasury Accountant & Banking Team leader, you will be required to develop strong relationships across the wider Finance function based at the Shared Service Centre and at Head Office, whist having line management responsibility. You will be expected to gain a thorough understanding of the business processes at each site across DS Smith UK and in some cases where necessary, identify potential improvements to current activities and processes.

All activities are required to be compliant with established controls and procedures in order to meet reporting deadlines and requirements. Some UK travel may be required.

What being a Treasury Accountant at DS Smith will involve…
• Line management of two employees, and monitoring banking processes and working to ensure processes are operating efficiently
• Liaise with Treasury Systems Manager over banking system changes, also liaising with key banking system providers
• Ensure Treasury activities are completed on timely basis to meet internal and external deadline
• Control all financial and management accounting relating to treasury items (month end and year end), including intercompany accounting and reconciliations
• Ensure Treasury activities are completed on a timely basis to meet deadlines, and identify areas of improvement
• Maintain and extend the organisations TMS (IT2) and accounting system (SAP and HFM)
• Manage all aspects of the Group’s hedge accounting process (interest rate, FX and commodity) including review of initial hedge set up and associated documentation through to effectiveness testing and ultimate reporting to management of the overall cash position.
• Liaise with auditors and internal customers on matters relating to treasury and hedge accounting
• Keep up to date with changes to accounting standards and regulations (in particular IFRS 9) and ensure the organisation is well prepared
• Ensure activities are completed on timely basis to meet reporting deadlines
• Identify areas of improvement to facilitate a smarter close process

What we would like our candidate to have…
• Holds a professional accountancy qualification ACA, ACCA or CIMA
• Experience of working in a busy environment, providing accounting/reporting services to tight deadlines
• Worked independently to prepare monthly reports and analysis
• Flexible worker who can pick up and complete ad-hoc tasks when required
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• A competent computer user with experience of using Microsoft Office software
• Ability to produce work to an excellent standard, paying meticulous attention to detail at all times
• Treasury transaction knowledge is essential – AMCT qualification would be desirable
• Experience of working in a Shared Service Centre environment desirable
• Exposure to Hyperion/HFM consolidation/reporting desirable
• Knowledge of SAP desirable

About DS Smith...
DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £4 billion, the organisation employs over 32,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.
Salary... Competitive
•25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
•Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package
•Annual cycle to work scheme

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